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Quite the rant there. Let me tell you a story... 2,853 Views / 34 Replies  
Quite the rant there. Let me tell you a story though about the humble beginnings of that USB port. The spec was finished in January 1996. I remember seeing USB ports on some new Gateway computers...
Posted by Drakino, on Jun 16, 2012 at 02:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Maybe I'm missing a setting somewhere. I can get... 3,950 Views / 68 Replies  
Maybe I'm missing a setting somewhere. I can get Facebook photos to show up in the normal Photos exposition mode, but the bar at the top remains. "FacebookTablet" exposition mode appears to be a...
Posted by Drakino, on Oct 30, 2011 at 04:09 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
My main motivation for getting the Touchpad is to... 3,950 Views / 68 Replies  
My main motivation for getting the Touchpad is to use it as a photo frame. The challenge is the photo syncing from the computer. Ideally, I'd like to do this wirelessly, letting the device just sit...
Posted by Drakino, on Oct 26, 2011 at 02:38 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I've had a 32gb unit since the firesale (missed... 3,950 Views / 68 Replies  
I've had a 32gb unit since the firesale (missed the 16gb by a matter of moments), and haven't gotten into the hacking side.

Overall playing with it does make me a bit sad. I see iOS on the iPad...
Posted by Drakino, on Oct 26, 2011 at 01:57 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
This is from an Intel Mac Mini, model MacMini1,1,... 1,038 Views / 8 Replies  
This is from an Intel Mac Mini, model MacMini1,1, with a Core Duo 1.66ghz processor. Bought this Mini in March 2006.
https://public.me.com/ix/drakino/macminisensors.png

I've got a PowerPC Mini...
Posted by Drakino, on Jan 19, 2011 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Desktops
All the Apple stores are in holiday mode now, and... 4,481 Views / 70 Replies  
All the Apple stores are in holiday mode now, and the smaller stores usually clear out a section to turn into an express sales area. At one store I went to, they cleared out the Mac Pro and Apple TV...
Posted by Drakino, on Dec 19, 2010 at 11:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Leo Laporte (of TechTV fame) also has Gazelle as... 1,723 Views / 10 Replies  
Leo Laporte (of TechTV fame) also has Gazelle as an advertiser on the TWiT network for the MacBreak Weekly podcast (complete with a 5% promo code). He tends to only take advertising from companies...
Posted by Drakino, on Jun 27, 2010 at 05:07 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not certain on the Time Capsule situation, though... 2,452 Views / 37 Replies  
Not certain on the Time Capsule situation, though the two that I have bought for family members are still running at this point. One is now a year old, and the other is a bit past the 18 month mark....
Posted by Drakino, on Jun 20, 2010 at 10:33 PM, in Networking
The main benefits of my iPad are: 1. Battery... 4,935 Views / 191 Replies  
The main benefits of my iPad are:

1. Battery life (So high, I never think about it, and only charge it from time to time)
2. Speed of completing simple tasks
3. Portability
4. Screen and sound...
Posted by Drakino, on Jun 6, 2010 at 12:55 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Picking out some points to address ... 6,367 Views / 127 Replies  
Picking out some points to address



Even if Valve wasn't porting their games over, having Steam on OS X means other companies have a much easier way to publish games for the Mac. It will also...
Posted by Drakino, on May 10, 2010 at 11:21 PM, in Gaming
No need for the -H though, as the hard links are... 2,957 Views / 5 Replies  
No need for the -H though, as the hard links are only inside the HFS+ formatted disk image, and not used in the sparsebundle.

Default "chunk" size for the Time Machine sparsebundle appears to be...
Posted by Drakino, on May 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM, in macOS
Well, I'll be curious to see how this plays out... 1,572 Views / 37 Replies  
Well, I'll be curious to see how this plays out with my grandmother now. I delivered her iPad this weekend, and we tried to buy some books from the iBooks store. Nothing that she wanted was in it,...
Posted by Drakino, on May 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Guess I should have just e-mailed Jobs: iPad... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Guess I should have just e-mailed Jobs:

iPad to get printing options, says Jobs | MacNN (http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/05/10/possible.with.fall.firmware.update/)
Posted by Drakino, on May 10, 2010 at 11:23 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Sales taxes in the United States - Wikipedia, the... 1,342 Views / 33 Replies  
Sales taxes in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States)

So from that, the range is 0% - 11.5%, depending on location. ...
Posted by Drakino, on May 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Rumor around the iPad launch was that it would... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Rumor around the iPad launch was that it would happen somehow for businesses, but being that no iPad 4.0 details were released at the developer event, who knows. Maybe WWDC will have some iPad 4.0...
Posted by Drakino, on May 6, 2010 at 10:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
From just the iBook store, selection is somewhat... 1,572 Views / 37 Replies  
From just the iBook store, selection is somewhat limited right now. However, if you also install the Kindle app, the selection goes up quite a bit.

As a book reader, it works great indoors, and...
Posted by Drakino, on May 6, 2010 at 10:35 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Ugg, ok. Wish the apps had a trial that added a... 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Ugg, ok. Wish the apps had a trial that added a watermark or something, I hate buying something like this unseen.
Posted by Drakino, on May 6, 2010 at 09:31 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
iPad printing (real printing, not the joke) 1,006 Views / 6 Replies  
Sadly that little joke of an iPad on a copy machine had pretty much google bombed search results, so it's hard to find useful info out there.

Anyone have hands on experience with the various...
Posted by Drakino, on May 2, 2010 at 06:11 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I like the iBloat idea. It's the only app on my... 2,589 Views / 50 Replies  
I like the iBloat idea. It's the only app on my system that makes even a Mac Pro seem slow. It's also the one app that doesn't feel very Mac like either. It keeps everything in "Music" even though...
Posted by Drakino, on May 2, 2010 at 01:48 PM, in Applications
The download option for the Mac version is still... 3,275 Views / 59 Replies  
The download option for the Mac version is still grayed out, so it's not quite available yet. The devs said the plan is to get the editor out, then the Mac version. Editor was patched in on...
Posted by Drakino, on Apr 25, 2010 at 01:57 PM, in Gaming
If you have other devices going with the Pro, you... 1,505 Views / 3 Replies  
If you have other devices going with the Pro, you might want to look at each of them to see if they can run on 220. If they can, just ship a normal power strip with US style plugs, then get an...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 21, 2010 at 02:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Pretty much what Blaze said. There are... 1,369 Views / 5 Replies  
Pretty much what Blaze said. There are relatively few 3.5 inch SSDs out there, and none currently from Intel. I'm just going in at the entry level for now with a 40GB drive (the X25-V), to see what...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 21, 2010 at 01:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Answering my own question, I found this Icy Dock,... 1,369 Views / 5 Replies  
Answering my own question, I found this Icy Dock, and ordered it along with an SSD. Looks like it should work fine in the Mac Pro.

ICY DOCK MB882SP-1S-1 2.5" to 3.5" SSD & SATA Hard Drive...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 20, 2010 at 08:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
2.5 to 3.5 inch carrier that works in a Mac Pro? 1,369 Views / 5 Replies  
Anyone seen a 2.5 to 3.5 inch drive bracket that will allow the drive to work in the Mac Pro cableless drive carriers? I'm thinking about buying an SSD for the Mac Pro (2008), and want to avoid the...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 20, 2010 at 01:13 PM, in Mac Desktops
A USB adaptor would work, if I could find one... 818 Views / 5 Replies  
A USB adaptor would work, if I could find one that supports surround sound in OS X. The one you linked to says "Under the Mac system, the volume buttons of the adapter are not functional and there...
Posted by Drakino, on Dec 15, 2009 at 06:11 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
The optical port doesn't work with most games for... 818 Views / 5 Replies  
The optical port doesn't work with most games for surround, as it simply passes through Dolby encoded streams. World of Warcraft (and the majority of games) do not include a Dolby encoder, thus they...
Posted by Drakino, on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:42 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Surround sound for gaming, both OS X and Windows? 818 Views / 5 Replies  
Does anyone know of a sound card that would work with a Mac Pro, and offer surround sound via 3 analog outputs and work in both Windows and OS X? I currently have a Firewave that works great for OS...
Posted by Drakino, on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:19 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Whichever way is "right" doesn't really matter to... 2,398 Views / 4 Replies  
Whichever way is "right" doesn't really matter to me, I'd just like the option to change it if I don't find it right. While being able to sort the stacks by date added is somewhat useful, Quicklook...
Posted by Drakino, on Nov 10, 2009 at 11:18 AM, in Applications
It is behavior unique to Safari, and applies to... 2,398 Views / 4 Replies  
It is behavior unique to Safari, and applies to files other then DMGs as well.
Posted by Drakino, on Nov 9, 2009 at 11:07 PM, in Applications
Changing the timestamps on files downloaded via Safari? 2,398 Views / 4 Replies  
Does anyone know of a way to tell Safari to set the timestamp on files it downloaded to the time it downloaded the file and not the timestamp provided by the server?

For example, if I download...
Posted by Drakino, on Nov 9, 2009 at 07:48 PM, in Applications
Snow Leopard will block Parallels 3 from running... 42,112 Views / 962 Replies  
Snow Leopard will block Parallels 3 from running due to compatibility issues. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3258 . Looks like you may need to pay for Parallels 4.
Posted by Drakino, on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:42 PM, in macOS
The ReadyNAS products support Time Machine... 5,623 Views / 2 Replies  
The ReadyNAS products support Time Machine without it being "hacked in". All you do is turn it on in the web control, then any stock Leopard/Snow Leopard Mac on the network sees it as a viable...
Posted by Drakino, on Aug 27, 2009 at 09:02 PM, in Applications
Poll: I used it for a while to have an eSATA drive... 4,553 Views / 53 Replies  
I used it for a while to have an eSATA drive attached to my MacBook Pro. Day to day though, the slot was pretty useless, and had my system included a Firewire 800 port, I would have used it instead....
Posted by Drakino, on Jun 19, 2009 at 08:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
From the Gizmodo Pre FAQ: source... 667 Views / 3 Replies  
From the Gizmodo Pre FAQ:



source (http://gizmodo.com/5133554/palm-pre-the-definitive-guide-and-faq?skyline=true&s=i)
Posted by Drakino, on May 25, 2009 at 11:46 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Monoprice sells a Mini Displayport to HDMI... 2,310 Views / 9 Replies  
Monoprice sells a Mini Displayport to HDMI adaptor here (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2).
Posted by Drakino, on May 10, 2009 at 02:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Actually, it does, though it's not really... 5,570 Views / 188 Replies  
Actually, it does, though it's not really documented anywhere. Hover over e-mail address in the account setup, and it provides the tooltip to explain that you can put in multiple comma separated...
Posted by Drakino, on May 8, 2009 at 10:18 PM, in Applications
I've bought 2 AppleCare plans through the same... 4,218 Views / 28 Replies  
I've bought 2 AppleCare plans through the same seller on eBay, and had no problems with them. One was for a family members MacBook, and the other for my Mac Pro. The cost savings of eBay for these...
Posted by Drakino, on May 8, 2009 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
On the box for the Radeon 4870, it says this: ... 2,205 Views / 17 Replies  
On the box for the Radeon 4870, it says this:

"Requires Mac Pro (Early 2009 with 1066MHz DDR3 memory) or Mac Pro (Early 2008 with 800MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM memory) and Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later."

For...
Posted by Drakino, on May 6, 2009 at 10:03 AM, in Mac Desktops
ATI 4870 upgrade shipped from Apple 531 Views / 0 Replies  
I put in my order for the ATI 4870 upgrade kit for the 2008 Mac Pro back when they went on sale in March. Initially the estimate showed it shipping in mid may, but on Tuesday I got the shipping...
Posted by Drakino, on May 1, 2009 at 04:46 AM, in Mac Desktops
The 8800 GT is a single slot card. However, the... 5,572 Views / 21 Replies  
The 8800 GT is a single slot card. However, the problem for using the 8800 and 4870 appears to be power connectors. The Mac Pro 08 mainboard has 2 6 pin power connectors for video cards. The 8800...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 12, 2009 at 12:28 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thats what I am wondering too. The spec page... 3,409 Views / 38 Replies  
Thats what I am wondering too. The spec page (http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9400m_g_us.html) isn't clear on how many of each port type it supports. My guess is that the Mini ended up...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 7, 2009 at 06:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Agreed. I've got an ATI 2600 and NVidia 8800GT... 949 Views / 8 Replies  
Agreed. I've got an ATI 2600 and NVidia 8800GT in my Mac Pro working fine. I can drag World of Warcraft windows back and forth between the monitors running off the different cards with no issues,...
Posted by Drakino, on Mar 3, 2009 at 05:48 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm averaging almost 3 years between my two Mac... 3,184 Views / 53 Replies  
I'm averaging almost 3 years between my two Mac laptops. I had a Powerbook G4 that I sold during the Intel transition, and bought a MacBook Pro. The MBP served as my only computer, where as the...
Posted by Drakino, on Feb 3, 2009 at 03:31 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Personally, if I were having to choose between... 7,550 Views / 71 Replies  
Personally, if I were having to choose between the unibody and white MacBook today, I'd go with the unibody. Main reason is the screen. I've owned a pro line laptop now for quite a few years, and...
Posted by Drakino, on Jan 31, 2009 at 04:32 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since you have a Mac Pro with 2 CPUs (2 dual... 824 Views / 21 Replies  
Since you have a Mac Pro with 2 CPUs (2 dual cores were shipped in the first Mac Pros), you have to go with either Business or Ultimate, otherwise Windows will only use one dual core CPU.

Also,...
Posted by Drakino, on Dec 18, 2008 at 11:17 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Works on a desktop 8800 GT too. Finally. Only a... 399 Views / 2 Replies  
Works on a desktop 8800 GT too. Finally. Only a few months past when my friends had an interest in playing it again.

Gogo crappy NVidia and Leopard graphics issues.
Posted by Drakino, on Sep 18, 2008 at 01:25 AM, in Gaming
I doubt this was a move against Gamestop, as they... 3,641 Views / 70 Replies  
I doubt this was a move against Gamestop, as they haven't accepted used PC game in ages, and quite a few of their stores now don't even bother carrying PC games at all. Used PC games has always been...
Posted by Drakino, on Sep 18, 2008 at 01:22 AM, in Gaming
So far, the splash screen is awesome. Seems that... 3,641 Views / 70 Replies  
So far, the splash screen is awesome. Seems that is all I get to see of the game though, as there isn't much to do beyond dig around for Activity monitor and force quit two Spore entries. For all...
Posted by Drakino, on Sep 14, 2008 at 10:30 PM, in Gaming
Ok, so since you changed the setting I... 932 Views / 11 Replies  
Ok, so since you changed the setting I recommended, and didn't see a blue screen, it's likely a hardware fault of some kind. Is the unit still under warranty? It's worth calling Apple about if it...
Posted by Drakino, on Sep 7, 2008 at 03:15 PM, in Gaming
Poll: I still see the Arcade model as a very gimped... 1,416 Views / 17 Replies  
I still see the Arcade model as a very gimped machine. They at least include a memory card now so thats not an additional cost, but it still lacks an HD cable in the box (though the same can be said...
Posted by Drakino, on Sep 7, 2008 at 03:09 PM, in Gaming
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